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Assistant or Associate Professor, Geospatial & Surveying Engineering

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter confirming their interest in the Surveying Engineering faculty position, and describing how they meet the required qualification for the position and available start date. A detailed curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement and research interests statement is also required. Letters of reference will be solicited for candidates that make the final selection. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications may be submitted online at: http://www.jobs.mtu/postings/5106.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Geospatial & Surveying Engineering
Department School of Technology
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Dean, School of Technology

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Surveying Engineering Program within the School of Technology starting August 2017.

Applications from individuals trained in surveying, geodesy, cartography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS and other related geospatial sciences and technologies are welcome. Priority will also be given to candidates with an in-depth geospatial background in areas such as mobile mapping systems, aerial and terrestrial LIDAR scanning, 3D modeling and BIM, UAS development for mapping purposes, geodetic positioning, theory and application of GPS and GNSS, networked geosensors, or applications of geospatial science for environmental and other needs. Secondary areas of expertise include automated cartography, GIS-based visualization, and land surveying/registration and monitoring information systems and policies. Priority will be given to candidates who are currently licensed, or are qualified and intend to become a Licensed Professional Surveyor, along with demonstrated experience developing geospatial solutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Involve students in research projects, fieldwork, and data processing.
• Mentor students in their senior capstone projects.
• Generally prepare students for careers in geospatial professions.
• Teach undergraduate and graduate classes and laboratories.
• Create innovative instructional materials and laboratory experiences, including web-based instruction.
• Establish a record of sustained scholarship.
• Promote the degree programs through local, regional and national engagement.
• Participate in program assessment activity related to accreditation.
• Perform student advising and other departmental service, including internal and University committee work.
• Develop sources of external funding for applied research and projects.
• Teaching responsibilities will include introductory surveying courses, computations and adjustments, and capstone projects. May also include geodesy, geodetic models, and other courses of both a theoretical and hands-on nature at junior through senior levels.
• Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD in geomatics or a closely related field from an accredited institution.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Advanced computer skills, particularly MATLAB.
• Demonstrated teaching ability.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Teaching experience and relevant professional licensing or certification are desirable, along with relevant industry or government experience.
• Experience in writing proposals is also desirable.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Strong written oral and written communication.
• Computer and presentation skills.
• Strong commitment to teaching excellence and student success.
• Motivation to conduct applied research and develop partnerships with industry and government.
• Ability to teach a combination of courses related to surveying (mandatory), and at least two of the following geospatial areas: geodesy; cartography; photogrammetry and computer vision; UAS data acquisition and processing; remote sensing; GIS; LIDAR; geospatial data mining; 3D BIM modeling; and Cadastre: land laws and subdivisions.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Expertise in automated cartography, GIS-based visualization, and land surveying/registration and monitoring information systems and policies.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16346
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 12/15/2016
External Posting Date 12/15/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter confirming their interest in the Surveying Engineering faculty position, and describing how they meet the required qualification for the position and available start date. A detailed curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement and research interests statement is also required. Letters of reference will be solicited for candidates that make the final selection.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications may be submitted online at: http://www.jobs.mtu/postings/5106.

Additional Information

Information about the School of Technology, along with the curriculum and course descriptions, can be found on-line at http://www.mtu.edu/surveying.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton, Michigan, in the scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
Optional Documents